Shane W. Evans - Illustrator


Shane W. Evans has created pictures for over 50 books for children, choosing an illustration style to suit each one, and his work has received many awards and honors. He has worked with well-known authors, including Taye Diggs, Shaquille O’Neal, Andrea Davis Pinkney and Holly Robinson Peete. He has been honored with two Jane Addams Honor Book awards for Lillian’s Right to Vote and for We March, which he wrote as well as illustrated. Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom, which he also wrote and illustrated, won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper’s Daughter, collected and edited by Alan Governar, was a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book and an Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Shane was also awarded the prestigious NAACP Image Award for his collaborative work with the Peete family on the book My Brother Charlie.


  • The Banana-Leaf Ball

    2019 - Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award, Bank Street College, Commended

    2018 - Best Children’s Books of the Year, Cooperative Children's Book Center, Winner

    2018 - CCBC Choices 2018, Massachusetts Center for the Book, Commended

    2018 - Massachusetts Book Awards - Picture Book Category, Ontario Library Association, Honor Book

    2018 - Silver Birch Express Award, Skipping Stones Magazine, Commended

    2018 - Skipping Stones Honor List, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

    2017 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, California Reading Association, Winner

    2017 - Eureka! Honor Award, , Winner

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